Sweet and Minty: An Epic Peppermint Bark Cake Recipe
If you’re looking for something special to make for your friends and family this holiday season, then look no further than this epic peppermint bark cake recipe. This delightful cake combines the invigorating taste of peppermint with the richness of a chocolate cake resulting in a truly delicious and festive treat.
It’s easy to see why peppermint bark is a holiday staple. The combination of cool, minty flavor and creamy chocolate gives this snack an allure that’s hard to resist. But why settle for pre-made bark when you can bake your own amazing peppermint cake?
This recipe takes the original peppermint bark to the next level. It starts with a moist, chocolate cake, filled with loads of chopped peppermint bark, and is finished off with a sweet, peppermint cream cheese frosting. This unique indulgence is sure to become a new favorite!
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 1/2 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups chopped peppermint bark, plus extra for decoration
- 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 9×13” baking pan.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix until incorporated.
- Mix in the vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder.
- Alternately add the dry ingredients and the buttermilk to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Fold in the chopped peppermint bark.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Meanwhile, make the frosting: In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until light and creamy.
- Mix in the peppermint extract.
- Spread the frosting over the cooled cake and decorate with extra chopped peppermint bark.
This peppermint bark cake will definitely be a hit at your holiday celebrations! The contrast of the peppermint bark with the rich chocolate cake creates an unforgettable flavor experience. It’s like a party in your mouth! And the perfect balance between sweet and minty make this cake an absolute delight.
Whether you’re looking to impress your holiday guests or just enjoy a special treat, this peppermint bark cake is sure to hit the spot. Give it a try and see what all the fuss is about!